The future takes center stage in Playboy's July-August 2009 issue, with "Future Tense" gathering insights from experts like T. Boone Pickens, Ben Silverman, and Seth MacFarlane about what awaits us.
TV's legendary salesman Billy Mays tries to sell himself to readers in "Hi, I'm Billy Mays," while "The Manly Art of Grilling" escorts readers to barbecue boot camp in Arkansas. Chip Rowe embarks on a quest for the elusive G-spot in "The Case of the Missing G-Spot," and "Smuggler's Blues" tells the fascinating true story of drug trafficker Richard Stratton. Interviews with Alec Baldwin and comedy mastermind Judd Apatow dive deep into their careers and thoughts.
The magazine's fiction section presents Tim Hamilton's graphic adaptation of Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" and Roberto Bolaño's dark tale, "Cell Mates." "Why We Love the '70s" nostalgically celebrates the decade's decadence, while pictorials like "Queen of Convergence," featuring nerd crush Olivia Munn, and the electrifying "Electric Ladyland" pay tribute to iconic styles. Playmates Karissa and Kristina Shannon, Miss July and Miss August, double the fun with a breathtaking spread.